Chief's Drum

Chief’s drum, composed of a wooden, basin-shaped, body. Animal skin has been stretched across one end; it is fastened to the body using animal skin thongs. It comes with two beaters that have handles decorated with plaited animal skin. T. J. Alldridge's The Sherbro and its Hinterland, in 1901, shows a picture of the drum in Figure. 74.

Further Information

  • Type: Musical instruments
  • Object: Chief's Drum
  • Materials: Wood, Leather, animal skin
  • Culture Group: Mende
  • Dimensions: 460mm x 580mm x 560mm
  • Production Date: Pre 1899
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Thomas Joshua Alldridge (Collector)
  • Museum: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
  • Accession Number: BMAG:R3483/13

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